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Ann Arbor Poetry: Cozine Welch 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Cozine Welch @ Espresso Royale
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm
Performance by this RC Prison Creative Arts Project instructor, who was incarcerated at age 17 and released just last year, after serving 18 years. His free verse poems explore the dehumanization of mass incarceration and …

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Merry Mitten Signing: Maria Dismondy, Lisa Wheeler, Supriya Kelkar, and Lisa Rosa 1:00 pm
Merry Mitten Signing: Maria Dismondy, Lisa Wheeler, Supriya Kelkar, and Lisa Rosa @ Nicola's Books
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us for a book signing featuring four acclaimed Michigan picture book authors! Maria Dismondy will be signing copies of her newest book, A Fruit Salad Friend, as well as her other popular back list titles. …

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RC Players: Bright Half Life 8:00 pm
RC Players: Bright Half Life @ Keene Theatre, East Quad
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1. RC student Maddie Lukomski directs RC students in Tanya Barfield’s 2014 LAMBDA award-winning emotionally searing 2-character play about a deeply committed but ultimately doomed interracial lesbian relationship. 8 p.m., Keene Theatre, …

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Aaron Wolfe 6:30 pm
Aaron Wolfe @ EMU Sponberg Theatre
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytelling by this New Jersey-based author and playwright, a Moth GrandSLAM winner whose stories have been featured on NPR and The Moth podcast. Hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. Reception and desserts. 6:30-9 p.m., EMU Sponberg …

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Adam Becker: What is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics 7:00 pm
Adam Becker: What is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics @ Literati
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome astrophysicist Adam Becker who will be presenting his new book What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics About What Is Real?: The untold story of the heretical …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Elizabeth Alexander 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Elizabeth Alexander @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Apse
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Elizabeth Alexander at University of Michigan Museum of Art Apse Elizabeth Alexander is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the …

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Fiction at Literati: Alyson Hagy: Scribe 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Alyson Hagy: Scribe @ Literati
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Alyson Hagy in support of her novel, Scribe. About Scribe: A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling A brutal civil war has ravaged the country, and contagious fevers have decimated …

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Hanukkah with Ann Epstein 7:00 pm
Hanukkah with Ann Epstein @ Jewish Community Center
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This award-winning local writer reads from and discusses Tazia and Gemma, her new novel that spans 1911-1961, moving forward in time with the story of an unwed pregnant Italian immigrant and then backward with the story of …

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The Moth Storyslam: Roads 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Roads @ Greyline
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those …

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U-M Author’s Forum: Ian Fielding and Peggy McCracken: Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity 5:30 pm
U-M Author’s Forum: Ian Fielding and Peggy McCracken: Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U-M classical studies professor Ian Fielding and U-M French professor Peggy McCracken discuss Fielding’s book examining the importance of Ovid’s poetry of exile to the Latin poets writing in the social upheaval of the 4th-6th centuries, as …

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Louise Penny: Kingdom of the Blind 6:00 pm
Louise Penny: Kingdom of the Blind @ Pease Auditorium
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
To purchase tickets, follow this link.  Literati Bookstore is delighted to welcome Louise Penny to the Frederic H Pease Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University for a reading in support of her latest novel …

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Jennifer Robertson: Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation 3:00 pm
Jennifer Robertson: Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation @ 2239 Lane Hall
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
U-M anthropology professor Jennifer Robertson reads from her new book about how Japanese robots reinforce conventional gender stereotypes and the political status quo. Panel discussion follows with U-M professors Joy Rohde (history) and Alexandra Stern …

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Virginia Eubanks: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor 4:00 pm
Virginia Eubanks: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor @ Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
SUNY Albany political science professor Virginia Eubanks reads from her new book. Reception follows. 4-5:30 p.m., Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium, 735 S. State. Free. 764-3490.
Zell Visiting Writers: Elizabeth Alexander 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Elizabeth Alexander @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Elizabeth Alexander at University of Michigan Museum of Art Apse Elizabeth Alexander is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the …

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Lisa Ludwinski: Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit 7:00 pm
Lisa Ludwinski: Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit @ Literati
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welocme head baker and owner of Detroit’s Sister Pie bakery, Lisa Ludwinski, who will be sharing her new cookbook Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit. About Sister Pie: …

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Steve Daut: Telling Twain 7:00 pm
Steve Daut: Telling Twain @ Serendipity Books
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veteran Chelsea storyteller and writer Steve Daut, a Second City Comedy Club grad, reads from his new collection of classic Mark Twain stories he adapted for modern audiences. The book also contains historical and performance notes for …

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RC Drama Concentration: Uncle Vanya 2:00 pm
RC Drama Concentration: Uncle Vanya @ Keene Theater
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
U-M drama lecturer Kate Mendeloff directs RC students in scenes from Uncle Vanya, Chekhov’s richly varied ensemble piece about the search for happiness–from love, achievement, or nature–at various stages of life.
First Presbyterian Church Story Slam 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church Story Slam @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All invited to an open mike storytelling session similar to The Moth, the nonprofit that sponsors storytelling events where people volunteer to tell a 3-5 minute true story. Followed at 5 p.m. by a reception …

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RC: Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance Performance 4:00 pm
RC: Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance Performance @ Stamps Auditorium, Walgreen Center
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Under direction of Artist in Residence Raharja. From crashing loud- to meditative soft-style pieces, this performance will expose listeners to some of the diverse styles of Javanese gamelan. Sunday, December 9, 4pm, Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium. Free
Russian Theater: How it Never Was… A Comic, Musical Production in Two Acts from Russian Folk Tales, in English and Russian 6:00 pm
Russian Theater: How it Never Was… A Comic, Musical Production in Two Acts from Russian Folk Tales, in English and Russian @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Under direction of Artist in Residence Irina Khutsieva.
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Aaron Foley: How To Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass 6:30 pm
Aaron Foley: How To Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass @ AADL Downtown
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literati is proud to partner with the Ann Arbor District Library to host author Aaron Foley who will be sharing the new edition of his book How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass About How …

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RC: Semester in Detroit’s Fall 2018 Student Showcase 3:00 pm
RC: Semester in Detroit’s Fall 2018 Student Showcase @ Cass Corridor Commons
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A tradition in which the current SiD cohort shares what they’ve learned in their time living, working, and taking classes in the city. Open to all, light refreshments will be served.  Wednesday, December 12th from 3pm-5pm …

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J.J. Green: National Security in Threatening Times 7:00 pm
J.J. Green: National Security in Threatening Times @ Ford Presidential Library
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk by WTOP radio (Washington, D.C.) national security correspondent J.J. Green. 7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555.
RC: Chinese Instrumental Music Ensemble 7:00 pm
RC: Chinese Instrumental Music Ensemble @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chinese Instrumental Music Ensemble, RCHUMS 252, under direction of Xiaodong Wei Hottmann, featuring erhu (fiddle), dizi (flute), pipa (lute), and percussion
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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poetry workshop. All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757 Hosted by Joe Kelty, …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere. The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give …

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RC: Public Listening and Watch Event 6:00 pm
RC: Public Listening and Watch Event @ Hatcher Library Gallery
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Students from RCHUMS 334: Rites of Reading: The Animal Story, with instruction from RC faculty, Elizabeth Goodenough, will present their creations. Thursday, December 13th, 6-7:30pm at Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. Free.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. This is the last performance until March 2019. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 …

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Elizabeth James, Ahnas Alzahabi, and Laura Raynor: Stories of Us 7:00 pm
Elizabeth James, Ahnas Alzahabi, and Laura Raynor: Stories of Us @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All-ages storytelling program with stories about migration, movement, exile, and belonging, featuring U-M Afroamerican and African outreach coordinator Elizabeth James, EMU Students Organize for Syria president Ahnas Alzahabi, and AADL storyteller Laura Raynor. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 …

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Open Mic and Share 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share @ Bookbound
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All poets invited to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer. Followed by a reading by a featured poet TBA. 7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345.
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I Name This Body MINE: Poetry Night in Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
I Name This Body MINE: Poetry Night in Ann Arbor @ Mendelssohn Theater
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an inspiring evening of original spoken word poetry and live music by Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti youth artists! Teen poets and musicians from the Neutral Zone will perform along with the featured …

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Rebecca Fortis: Writing Workshop for Adults 12:00 pm
Rebecca Fortis: Writing Workshop for Adults @ AADL Westgate
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Local writer Rebecca Fortes, a U-M creative writing grad, leads a workshop to help participants tell their family and/or personal immigration stories. Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
John U. Bacon: Signing: The Great Halifax Explosion 3:00 pm
John U. Bacon: Signing: The Great Halifax Explosion @ Nicola's Books
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a holiday book signing with John U. Bacon. His book, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, became a national best seller when it was …

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Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Renaissance to the 19th Century 7:00 pm
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Renaissance to the 19th Century @ AADL Westgate
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs the 2nd part of his storytelling program on the history of English, which ranges from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to the beginnings of American English. For grade 8-adult. 7-8:30 p.m., …

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The Moth Storyslam: Joy 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Joy @ Greyline
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those …

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Michelle Krell Kydd: Smell and Tell: The Storytelling Secrets of Optimus Yarnspinner 6:30 pm
Michelle Krell Kydd: Smell and Tell: The Storytelling Secrets of Optimus Yarnspinner @ AADL Downtown
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses incorporating scents with storytelling, an idea inspired by the protagonist of the urban fantasy series …

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